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YOUNG AMERICANS DON'T LIKE POLITICS AND PROTESTS, NEW SURVEY SHOWS

January 11, 2018 History | Women's Studies

Professor of History Robyn Leigh Muncy weighs in on new survey about young Americans.

<p> Kelsey Dallas | <a href="https://www.dailyamerican.com/young-americans-don-t-like-politics-and-public-protests-new/article_03d8ba1b-8743-5536-b2ac-5679d158275b.html?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=URL&utm_content=Young+Americans+don%27t+like+politics+and+public+protests%2C+new+survey+shows&utm_campaign=180118-Web">Daily American</a></p><p> "A bit of skepticism isn't a bad thing, said <a href="http://history.umd.edu/users/rmuncy">Robyn Leigh Muncy</a>, a history professor at the University of Maryland. Marches energize participants, but they don't automatically lead to new results.</p><p> "Muncy's research into reform movements throughout the last century has shown that meaningful political engagement comes in many forms. The important part is that young people learn to do something, she noted.</p><p> "'Big marches can generate interest in ongoing work, but it's the ongoing work that makes the big changes,' Muncy said. They can register people to vote or ask their neighbors to explain how they feel about an issue that's in the news."</p><p> Read the complete article in theĀ <a href="https://www.dailyamerican.com/young-americans-don-t-like-politics-and-public-protests-new/article_03d8ba1b-8743-5536-b2ac-5679d158275b.html?utm_source=Publicate&utm_medium=URL&utm_content=Young+Americans+don%27t+like+politics+and+public+protests%2C+new+survey+shows&utm_campaign=180118-Web">Daily American</a>.</p><p> Image: Cover of "Diversity, Division, Discrimination: The State of Young America," a report from MTV/PRRI. Via <a href="https://www.prri.org/">PRRI.org</a></p>